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    Re: Talk for surveyors about celestial navigation
    From: UNK
    Date: 2017 Jan 13, 21:51 -0800

    >> I am giving a talk to a group of land surveyors about celestial navigation. I would like to present a way to calculate the fix using three LOP's from star observations. Suggestions will be welcome <<

    Morgan,

    Please tell us more what kind of suggestions you would like to get from us. Of course, every surveyor already knows better than we  how to get a fix from an overdetermined problem (e.g. 3 LOPs). It always comes down to the same problem: Gauss, Ausgleichsrechnung. The only thing they need to learn is how to get the LOPs.

    A good method of sight reduction is described in the Nautical Almanac pp. 277 ff. It is adequate for any programmable calculator or laptop.

    Herbert

       
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